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Winter 2018 Program Highlights


WORLD NEWS TODAY (12-20-42) With John Daly in New York, and CBS correspondents from around the world, including Charles Collingwood in Algiers, Bob Trout in London, Winston Burdette in Cairo, Chester Morrison, Lee White, Maj. George Fielding Elliott. “Hitler frantically tries to hold on to prepare the defenses against an Allied invasion of South Europe.” Admiral Radios, CBS. (25 min)
CINNAMON BEAR (1937) Chapter 19. Our heroes go to the Golden Grove and the Wintergreen Witch returns. (13 min)
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (12-20-42) Harold Peary stars as Gildy, with Walter Tetley as Leroy, Shirley Mitchell as Leila Ransom, Earle Ross as Judge Hooker, Dick LeGrand as Mr. Peavey. Gildy’s been busy with the Water Department’s annual report and Leila feels neglected. Kraft, NBC. (30 min)
CINNAMON BEAR (1937) Chapter 20. Queen Melissa’s Grand Wunky takes the Wintergreen Witch into exile in Looking Glass Valley. (13 min)
CINNAMON BEAR (1937) Chapter 21. In the Land of Ice and Snow. (13 min)
TEXACO STAR THEATRE (12-20-42) Fred Allen stars, with Portland Hoffa, John Brown, Minerva Pious, Charles Cantor, Alan Reed, and singer RIse Stevens, who performs “Ave Maria.” The cast presents its annual Christmas play, “Santa Claus Refuses to Mediate.” Texaco, CBS. (29 min)
CINNAMON BEAR (1937) Chapter 22. Meeting Jack Frost. (13 min)
CAVALCADE OF AMERICA (12-21-42) “A Child Is Born” starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine in an original Nativity play written by Stephen Vincent Benet, presented “at Christmas time, during this bitter year of war.” Clayton Collyer announces. DuPont, NBC. (29 min)


FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (12-22-42) Jim and Marian Jordan as the McGees, with Isabel Randolph as Mrs. Uppington, the King’s Men, Billy Mills and the Orchestra, announcer Harlow Wilcox. For the first time, Teeney and the King’s Men come by the McGee house to sing “The Night Before Christmas.” Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (30 min)
CINNAMON BEAR (1937) Chapter 23. Paddy O’Cinnamon gets stuck in a pile of Christmas stickers. (13 min)
MAYOR OF THE TOWN (12-25-44) Lionel Barrymore stars in the show’s annual presentation of “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens’ classic story about a miser who learns the true meaning of Christmas. Narrated by Frank Martin; introduced by Herbert Marshall. AFRS rebroadcast (as The Globe Theater). (30 min)
CINNAMON BEAR (1937) Chapter 24. Judy, Jimmy and Paddy O’Cinnamon attend the Christmas Tree Parade. (13 min)
SOLDIERS WITH WINGS (12-26-42) A broadcast from the Army Air Force West Coast Training Center, Santa Ana, CA, featuring the AAF Orchestra, conducted by Major Eddie Dunsteader, with announcers Melville Ruick and Sgt. Hal Gibney and guest Bing Crosby, who sings “Winter Wonderland,” “White Christmas” and “The Air Corps Song.” Sustaining, CBS. (30 min)
CINNAMON BEAR (1937) Chapter 25. Captain Tin Top has returned the Silver Star, only for the Crazy Quilt dragon to steal it! (13 min)
HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (12-23-48) “The Story of Silent Night” tells the story about the creation of one of the world’s best-known carols. Author James Hilton hosts. Hallmark Cards, CBS. (29 min)
CINNAMON BEAR (1937) Chapter 26. The final chapter of the adventure. Will Judy and Jimmy finally get the Silver Star back for their Christmas tree? (13 min)


RED SKELTON SHOW (12-31-46) With Verna Felton, Pat McGeehan, Gigi Pearson, Anita Ellis, David Forrester and the Orchestra, announcer Rod O’Connor. Red offers New Year’s greetings and goes over his resolutions; The Skelton Scrapbook of Satire examines “Old Man Winter.” Anita sings “For Sentimental Reasons.” Raleigh Cigarettes, NBC. (29 min)
WORLD NEWS TODAY (12-27-42) With John Daly in New York, with correspondents reporting from around the world via short wave radio: Robert Trout, Charles Collingwood, Chester Morrison, Webley Edwards, Herbert Clark and Lee White. “On the last Sunday of 1942... all three Axis partners are plainly showing their uneasiness about the future.” Admiral Radios, CBS. (25 min)
OUR MISS BROOKS (1-2-49) Eve Arden stars as Connie Brooks, with Gale Gordon as Osgood Conklin, Jeff Chandler as Mr. Boynton, Jane Morgan as Mrs. Davis, Gloria McMillan as Harriet Conklin, Gerald Mohr as Jacques Monet, who invites Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton to a New Year’s Eve party. Colgate-Palmolive, CBS. (30 min)
CHAMPAGNE MUSIC OF LAWRENCE WELK (12-31-70 and 1-1-71) A remote from the Hollywood Palladium, with singers Dick Dale and Bob Lido, Myron Floren, announcer Ralph Porter. Songs include “Auld Lang Syne,” “One Cup of Happiness,” “Mame” and others. Sustaining, NBC. (30 min)
WILD BILL HICKOK (12-31-51) “The Dead of Winter” starring Guy Madison as Wild Bill, with Andy Devine as Jingles B. Jones. Bill and Jingles plan to attend the big New Year’s Eve celebration at Thompson’s Corners. With Mary Lansing, Clayton Post, Ken Christie, Frank Gerstle, Jack Moyles. Charlie Lyon announces. Kellogg’s Sugar Corn Pops, MBS. (26 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-27-42) From the Vanderbilt Theatre in New York City, with Mary Livingstone, Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, guest conductor Benny Goodman and guest Fred Allen, who joins Jack and the gang for their annual New Year’s production, “The New Tenant.” The Goodman Sextet plays “Lady Be Good.” Grape Nuts, NBC. (29 min)


STATE OF THE UNION (1-7-43) Excerpt. President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his State of the Union address to the 78th Congress and the American people, talking about the might of the United Nations and U.S. war production. CBS/ALL NETWORKS. (23 min)
SUSPENSE (8-18-57) “Peanut Brittle” starring Skip Homeier in a story of gambling in prison and an unusual method for paying off debts. Cast: Peter Leeds, John Dehner, Lou Krugman, Barney Phillips, Lou Merrill. AFRTS rebroadcast. (30 min)
HORACE HEIDT’S YOUTH OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (5-23-48) Broadcast from Chicago, with guest appearances by singer Harold Parr and musician Dick Contino, who performs “My Buddy.” Philip Morris Cigarettes, NBC. (29 min)
THIS IS YOUR FBI (4-18-52) “The Masquerader,” narrated by William Woodson, with Stacy Harris as special agent Jim Taylor. The FBI investigates when a confidence artist “sells” a toll booth to a farmer. Cast includes Bea Benaderet, Herb Butterfield, Hal Dawson, Herbert Rawlinson, Victor Rodman, Carleton Young. Larry Keating announces. Equitable Life Assurance Society, ABC. (29 min)
MARTIN AND LEWIS SHOW (12-21-48) The pilot show of the duo’s new series, with Ilene Woods, Dick Stabile and the Orchestra and guest Lucille Ball. The boys prepare for their first radio show and perform a mystery sketch with Lucille. Dean sings “You’re Never Satisfied.” Sustaining, NBC. (31 min)


CAVALCADE OF AMERICA (1-11-43) “Diary on a Pig Boat” stars Edwin Jerome in a story of a U.S. submarine battling against the Japanese navy. Cast includes Frank Readick, Karl Swenson, Will Geer, Jackie Kelk, Kenny Delmar, Everett Sloane. Clayton Collyer announces. DuPont, NBC. (30 min)
DAMON RUNYON THEATRE (5-1-49) “It Comes Up Mud” starring John Brown as Broadway, who is in Hialeah when a friend convinces him to ride a horse to Kentucky for the Derby. Cast includes Peter Leeds. Syndicated. (26 min)
KRAFT MUSIC HALL (1-13-44) Bing Crosby stars, with announcer Ken Carpenter, The Charioteers, Ukie Sherin, The Music Maids and Lee, John Scott Trotter and the Orchestra and guests George Murphy and Jane Frazee, who join Bing to sing “It Had to Be You.” Kraft, NBC. (29 min)
INNER SANCTUM (4-10-45) “The Bog-Oak Necklace” starring Miriam Hopkins. Two men accidentally dig up a woman’s remains... and the necklace that killed her forty years earlier. Host is Raymond Edward Johnson (as “Raymond”). Lipton Tea and Soup, CBS. (29 min) Read the article about Inner Sanctum in the Winter 2018 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (1-19-43) Jim and Marian Jordan star as the McGees, with Bill Thompson as Wallace Wimple and Horatio K. Boomer, Isabel Randolph as Mrs. Uppington, The King’s Men, Billy Mills and the Orchestra, announcer Harlow Wilcox. When Mrs. Uppington announces she’s planning to join the WACs, Fibber is concerned that Molly will follow suit. Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (30 min)
CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON (5-20-49) “Adventure in Selkirk” stars Paul Sutton as Sgt. Preston. Two criminals rob the Selkirk bank and escape on a barge heading upriver. Quaker Puffed Wheat and Rice, ABC. (29 min)


BOSTON BLACKIE (6-4-46) Dick Kollmar stars as Blackie, with Maurice Tarplin as Inspector Faraday and Lesley Woods as Mary. Blackie investigates when three apparently unconnected people are each murdered with a kitchen knife. Syndicated. (26 min)
HAWAII CALLS (4-18-58) Broadcast from the Moana Beach Hotel in Waikiki, host Webley Edwards presents a program of Hawaiian music, with Al Kealoha Perry and His Orchestra and singers Alfred Apaka, Haunani Kahale Wai, Sam Kapu. AFRTS rebroadcast. (30 min) Read the article about Hawaii Calls in the Winter 2018 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
CASABLANCA CONFERENCE REPORT (1-24-43) John D. Hughes reports on the historic conference recently concluded between president Franklin D. Roosevelt and Great Britain’s prime minister Winston Churchill, with additional commentary from Raymond Clapper, Paul Schubert, Fulton Lewis Jr. and Wendell Willkie. MBS. (29 min)
ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET (9-23-45) Ozzie and Harriet Nelson star, with Tommy Cook, Henry Blair, John Brown, Bea Benaderet, The King Sisters. The children plan to build a clubhouse on a nearby vacant lot, but Ozzie has heard that there are plans for the property. Verne Smith announces. International Silver, CBS. (29 min)
STORY OF DR. KILDARE (2-9-51) Lew Ayres stars as Dr. Kildare, with Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie, re-creating the roles they played in the MGM movie series. When Kildare treats a young hunter with an infected hand, he suspects that a version of anthrax might be involved. Cast: Ted Osborne, Virginia Gregg, Will Wright, Tom Holland, Ted von Eltz. Syndicated. (27 min)
JIMMY DURANTE SHOW (2-4-48) With Peggy Lee, Candy Candido, announcer Howard Petrie, Roy Bargy and the Orchestra and guest Victor Moore, who joins Jimmy for a trip back to the good old days. Rexall, NBC. (29 min)


AMERICA SALUTES THE PRESIDENT (1-30-43) On the 61st birthday of the Commander-in-Chief, Clifton Fadiman hosts this coast-to-coast tribute to President Roosevelt, with Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Frank Sinatra, Sgt. Gene Autry, Fibber McGee and Molly, Artie Shaw, Bing Crosby, Dick Powell and Florence George, who sings “The Star-Spangled Banner.” CBS/ALL NETWORKS. (30 min and 31 min)
THE WHISTLER (10-8-47) “Career Man” starring Willard Waterman and Mary Lansing, with Bill Forman as the Whistler. An ambitious businessman gives a well-received speech about reckless driving, but his celebration is cut short that night when he is involved in a hit-and-run accident. Signal Oil, CBS. (30 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (1-9-17) Steve Darnall’s conversation with singer Peggy King, who speaks by telephone about her career in radio and television. Recorded by Kathy Dunaj of Sound Video Impressions in Des Plaines, IL. (38 min) Read an excerpt from this conversation in the Winter 2018 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
HARRY JAMES SHOW (1950s) With announcer Jimmy Walllington and singer Peggy King, who joins the James band for “Sing You Sinners” and “Cry Me a River.” U.S. Marine Corps, Syndicated. (15 min)
VICTORY HOUR (2-2-43) George V. Denny Jr. hosts this program for America’s Youth, featuring actor Ralph Bellamy, news analyst John W. Vandercooke, the Northwestern University a cappella choir and students from Nazi-occupied countries, offering eyewitness accounts of education in Europe. U.S. Government, NBC BLUE. (30 min)



JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-6-42) With Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day. It’s Phil’s last show before he and his band join the Merchant Marines and the gang presents a play in tribute, “Liberty Ship.” Jack discusses plans to travel east to entertain servicemen. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (29 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-3-43) From Bangor, Maine, with Mary Livingstone, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day, guest conductor Abe Lyman. Mary reads a letter from Phil and recalls when Jack took the cast on a hunting trip. The orchestra plays “The Maine Stein Song.” Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)
PHIL HARRIS-ALICE FAYE SHOW (11-13-49) With Elliott Lewis as Frankie, Walter Tetley as Julius, Gale Gordon as Mr. Scott, Robert North as Willie, Anne Whitfield, Jeanine Roos, Hal March. In an effort to fill his free time, Phil decides to wire a new switch for the garage door. Phil sings “The Old Master Painter.” Rexall, NBC. (30 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-10-43) Performing before an audience of servicemen on leave in New York, with Mary, Don, Dennis, Rochester, John Brown, guest conductor Benny Goodman. Jack tries to win $64.00 from guest Phil Baker, host of Take It or Leave It. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-17-43) From New York, with Mary, Rochester, Dennis, Don, guest conductor Abe Lyman and guests Joe Besser and Oscar Levant, who is scheduled to play a duet with Jack at Carnegie Hall. The gang spoofs Information Please. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)


JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-24-43) From Fort Meade, Maryland, with Mary, Don, Dennis, Rochester, Sam Hearn and The McFarland Twins Orchestra. The cast presents their version of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-31-43) From the U.S. Marine Base in Quantico, Virginia, with The McFarland Twins Orchestra and guests Virginia Bruce and Gregory Ratoff, who is looking to hire a leading man for an upcoming picture. Dennis sings “As Time Goes By.” Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-7-43) From New York, with Mary, Rochester, Dennis, Don, guest conductor Abe Lyman and guest George Jessel, who must open the show when Jack is running late. Later, Jack talks about his upcoming trip to Toronto. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (2-12-43) From the 20th annual dinner of the White House Correspondents Association, the president delivers his first radio address since returning from his historic Casablanca conference with prime minister Winston Churchill. CBS/ALL NETWORKS. (32 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-14-43) Broadcasting for the first time from Toronto, Canada, with Mary, Don, Rochester, Dennis, and guest conductor Allan McIver. It’s Jack’s birthday and Dennis asks Jack how old he is. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)


JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-21-43) Broadcasting from the Army Air Armed Forces Training Center School in Chicago, with guest conductor Bob Crosby, who wants to have a monument built on the site of Jack’s birth. Dennis sings “I’ve Heard That Song Before.” Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)
RED CROSS CAMPAIGN (2-28-43) A special program opening the 1943 War Fund campaign of the American Red Cross and the Canadian Red Cross appeal, with messages from President Roosevelt and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. CBS/ALL NETWORKS. (15 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-28-43) From Fort Custer, Michigan, with Mary, Rochester, Don, Dennis, Bob Crosby. Mary demonstrates judo and the cast performs a sketch about Kit Carson Benny, who served under Gen. Custer. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (3-7-43) George Burns and Gracie Allen substitute for Jack, who is unable to appear due to illness. With Rochester, Dennis, Don, Bill Goodwin, Paul Whiteman and the Orchestra. Gracie prepares for her debut at Carnegie Hall. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (28 min)
LUM AND ABNER (3-10-39) With Chester Lauck as Lum Edwards, Norris Goff as Abner Peabody and guest Jack Benny, who is in Pine Ridge to pick up an honorary degree from the local university. Lou Crosby announces. Postum, CBS. (13 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (3-14-43) Orson Welles substitutes for Jack, with Don, Dennis, Rochester, Andy Devine, Mel Blanc, Verna Felton, Frank Nelson and Phil Harris, returning to the show after a three-month absence. Orson invites the gang to watch him make a movie. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)


JACK BENNY PROGRAM (3-21-43) Orson Welles subs for Jack, with Mary (returning to the show after a two-week absence), Phil, Dennis, Don, Rochester, Verna Felton, Frank Nelson. The gang takes a taxi to Orson’s home studio. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)
SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS (3-29-42) “Parent By Proxy” starring Jack Benny and Paulette Goddard, with host Roger Pryor and announcer Bud Heistand. A plumbing fixture salesman wins the opportunity to adopt a French orphan. Gulf Oil, CBS. (29 min) Read the article about Paulette Goddard in the Winter 2018 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (3-28-43) With Jack still out sick, Orson Welles returns to join the gang at the drug store. Later, the cast presents “Death at Midnight,” a “spine-tingling melodrama mystery.” Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (4-4-43) Orson Welles substitutes, with Mary, Phil, Don, Dennis, Rochester, Verna Felton, Andy Devine. The gang presents Welles’ version of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (4-11-43) Jack returns to the show after a five-week absence, with Mary, Phil, Rochester, Dennis, Don, Frank Nelson, Verna Felton and Orson Welles. Jack is in bed, looking forward to returning to the show. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)


NIGHTBEAT (5-22-50) “I Wish You Were Dead” starring Frank Lovejoy as Randy Stone, night beat reporter for the Chicago Star. Randy encounters a mild-mannered old man who claims he can kill by wishing it. Frank Martin announces. Wheaties, NBC. (29 min) Read the article about Frank Lovejoy in the Winter 2018 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
BEN BERNIE SHOW (6-11-35) It’s “The Ol’ Maestro” and all the lads, broadcasting from Catalina, with vocalists Billy Wilson and Manny Prager and guest Frank Parker, who sings “It’s Easy to Remember.” Pabst, NBC. (29 min)
FABULOUS DR. TWEEDY (3-12-47) Frank Morgan stars as Thaddeus Q. Tweedy, absent-minded professor and dean of men at Potts College. Dr. Tweedy tries to help a co-ed who is having trouble with her studies. Cast includes Shirley Mitchell, Gale Gordon. AFRS rebroadcast. (29 min)
JEFF REGAN, INVESTIGATOR (7-9-50) “She’s Lovely, She’s Engaged, She Eats Soy Beans,” starring Frank Graham as Regan and Frank Nelson as Anthony J. Lyon. Regan is hired to protect a bathing beauty who has received a threat on her life. Cast includes Lawrence Dobkin, Paul Frees, Arthur Q. Bryan. Sustaining, CBS. (30 min)
SONGS BY SINATRA (10-24-45) Frank Sinatra stars with The Pied Pipers, Axel Stordahl and the Orchestra, announcer Bill Lazar and Frank’s “old boss” Tommy Dorsey, who joins Frank for “I’ll Never Smile Again” and a medley of their hits. Frank sings “I’ll Buy That Dream” and “Without a Song.” Old Gold Cigarettes, CBS. (28 min)
SUSPENSE (3-2-53) “The Storm” starring Frank Lovejoy, with Joan Banks, Joe Kearns, Sharon Douglas, Rolfe Sedan, Jerry Hausner, James Nusser, Larry Thor. As a hurricane approaches a Florida resort town, the guests and residents prepare to evacuate, but an egotistical dancer has other ideas. Auto-Lite, CBS. (29 min)


SIX SHOOTER (6-3-54) “A Stranger with a Song” starring James Stewart as Britt Ponset, who encounters a singer and finds himself on the trail of a killer. Cast: Ben Wright, Barney Phillips, Will Wright, Bert Holland. Sustaining, NBC. (30 min)
IT’S TIME TO SMILE (3-3-43) Broadcasting from Camp Elliott in California, starring Eddie Cantor, with Dinah Shore, Harry von Zell, Bert Gordon as the Mad Russian, the Ambassadors, Cookie Fairchild and the Orchestra and guest Pvt. Tyrone Power. Eddie talks about the victory at Guadalcanal. Bristol-Myers, NBC. (29 min)
HOP HARRIGAN (3-11-43) An isolated episode of the series, with Chester Stratton as Hop, Ken Lynch as Tank Tinker. Hop and Tank must rescue Maj. Waring when his plane is shot down during a sneak attack by Japanese planes. Glenn Riggs announces. Sustaining, BLUE. (15 min)
OUR MISS BROOKS (10-1-50) Eve Arden is Connie Brooks, English teacher at Madison High School, with Gale Gordon as Principal Conklin, Jeff Chandler as Mr. Boynton, Dick Crenna as Walter Denton. When Principal Conklin catches Miss Brooks showing up late to school, her punishment is to write a speech for his upcoming club meeting. Colgate-Palmolive, CBS. (30 min)
TREASURY STAR PARADE #59 (1943) “Chicago, Germany” starring Joan Blondell in a story by Arch Oboler, a cautionary tale about what life in Chicago would be like should Germany win the war. Syndicated. (15 min)
SCREEN DIRECTORS’ PLAYHOUSE (10-3-49) “The Senator Was Indiscreet” starring William Powell with Peggy Dow in a radio adaptation of the 1947 film. Powell re-creates his role as a bumbling Senator who throws his party into a panic when his diary is stolen. Sustaining, NBC. (30 min)


HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (10-28-48) “O’Halloran’s Luck” starring Edmond O’Brien in a radio version of a story by Stephen Vincent Benet. Tim O’Halloran comes to Boston to marry Kitty Malone, but her parents have other ideas. James Hilton hosts. Hallmark Cards, CBS. (29 min)
DUFFY’S TAVERN (3-16-45) Ed Gardner stars as Archie the Manager, with Eddie Green, Charlie Cantor as Clifton Finnegan, Sandra Gould as Miss Duffy, Matty Malneck’s Orchestra and guest Pat O’Brien, who drops in while Archie is preparing the tavern for Duffy’s wedding anniversary. AFRS rebroadcast. (25 min)
HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL (4-24-60) “Irish Luck” starring John Dehner as Paladin, Virginia Gregg as Miss Wong. On St. Patrick’s Day, Paladin saves an Irishman from falling off a cliff but is brought up short when his new friend is accused of murder. With Ben Wright, Harry Bartell, Jeanne Bates, Jack Moyles, John James. AFRTS rebroadcast. (25 min)
WINSTON CHURCHILL (3-21-43) The prime minister speaks from London about the state of the war and some recent successes. He doesn’t share the feelings of those who have “jumped to the conclusion that the war will soon be over.” CBS/BBC. (29 min and 20 min)
CBS WORLD NEWS (3-21-43) Immediately following prime minister Churchill’s speech, Douglas Edwards reports. “Prime Minister Churchill... said that he had just received a message from General Montgomery... The final all-out battle... has now started.” CBS. (11 min)
PHILCO RADIO TIME (3-17-48) Bing Crosby stars, with announcer Ken Carpenter, the Rhythmaires, John Scott Trotter and the Orchestra and guest Margaret O’Brien, who joins Bing for a sketch, “Cinderella Goes to Town.” Bing sings “Dear Old Donegal” and “Galway Bay.” Philco, ABC. (30 min)


MAIL CALL #31 (3-31-43) Claire Trevor is mistress of ceremonies, with Connie Haines, Phil Regan, Leo Diamond and His Quintet and Edgar Bergen, who performs a sketch with Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. Connie sings “Takin’ a Chance on Love” and “As Time Goes By.” Don Wilson announces. AFRS. (30 min)
UNCLE NED’S SQUADRON (1-27-51) From the WMAQ “Ready Room,” with Ned Locke and “co-pilot” Hugh Downs. Uncle Ned talks about flying and tells the story of the Berlin Airlift. Sustaining, WMAQ. (29 min) Read the article about Uncle Ned’s Squadron in the Winter 2018 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
MY FRIEND IRMA (4-27-54) Marie Wilson stars as Irma Peterson, with Mary Shipp as Kay and Alan Reed as Mr. Clyde, whose wife has asked him for a divorce. Participating sponsors, CBS. (28 min)
ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE (9-19-48) “The Hot One Hundred Grand Caper,” with Howard Duff as Sam, Lurene Tuttle as Effie. A rich woman hires Sam when her husband is blackmailed. Cast includes June Havoc, Joseph Kearns. Dick Joy announces. Wildroot Cream Oil, CBS. (30 min)
RAILROAD HOUR (3-19-51) “Apple Blossom” starring Gordon MacRae, with guests Dorothy Kirsten and Francis X. Bushman in a radio adaptation of the operetta, with music by Fritz Kreisler and Viktor Jacobi. A wealthy man arranges for his niece to marry his young ward, despite the fact that both of them have fiancees of their own. Marvin Miller announces. Association of American Railroads, NBC. (29 min)
DIMENSION X (9-15-50) “Hello Tomorrow” starring Nancy Olson in a story set in the year 4195. Following a nuclear war, civilization has gone underground to avoid the intense radiation. Narrator is Norman Rose. Sustaining, NBC. (29 min)


KRAFT MUSIC HALL (3-25-48) Al Jolson stars in a show broadcast from Chicago, with Oscar Levant, Lou Bring and the Orchestra, announcer Ken Carpenter, the Kraft Choral Club and guest Clifton Webb. Al sings “Baby Face” and “Easter Parade.” Kraft, NBC. (29 min)
NEW YORK CITY EASTER PARADE (4-12-36) An excerpt of an Easter Sunday broadcast with announcer George Hicks wearing a “top hat transmitter” as he describes the city’s Easter parade and interviews passers-by. NBC. (14 min)
BABY SNOOKS SHOW (3-20-51) Fanny Brice stars as Snooks, with Hanley Stafford as Daddy, Arlene Harris as Mummy. It’s Easter time and Daddy wants to buy new Easter clothes for the family. Don Wilson announces. Tums, NBC. (28 min)
MADAME CHIANG KAI-SHEK (4-4-43) From the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Calif. A special broadcast offering the “much publicized final address on her American tour of China’s first lady,” who presents a dramatic narrative of the fighting between China and Japan. Eddie Albright announces. MBS. (23 min and 15 min)
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (4-25-43) Harold Peary stars as Gildy, with Walter Tetley as Leroy, Lurene Tuttle as Marjorie, Lillian Randolph as Birdie, Shirley Mitchell as Leila Ransom, Earle Ross as Judge Hooker, Dick LeGrand as Peavey, Ben Alexander as Ben. It’s Easter weekend and a crate of rabbits arrives at the Gildersleeve house. Ken Carpenter announces. Kraft, NBC. (30 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (4-25-43) With Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Bea Benaderet. The cast talks about the Easter parade, where Jack was selling carnations! Dennis sings “Easter Parade.” AFRS rebroadcast. (26 min)

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